Xbox fans expecting Cortana to be included in next month's New Xbox One Experience will have to hold their breath until next year.
Microsoft said Cortana will not be added to the New Xbox One Experience that will be released next month. The Windows 10 digital assistant will be officially launched for Xbox One in 2016, according to the Inquisitr.
"For those who have asked about Cortana, our plan is to add Cortana to the Xbox One experience preview later this year," the Inquisitr quotes Xbox programming director Larry Hyrb's announcement on his blog. "From there, we'll ensure that the experience is tuned for gamers before we officially launch Cortana in 2016." more >>
Target stores will begin selling the Apple Watch this month with some of the outlets getting the stocks as early as this week.
Target customers can begin ordering the Apple Watch from Target.com on Oct. 18, while those who prefer to shop in person can buy the device from Target stores starting Oct. 25. The company confirmed that its customers will be able to choose from 20 models of the Apple smartwatch from its stores, according to AL.com.
The retail firm will start delivering Apple Watch stocks across its 1,800 outlets all over the United States. While only a few models and bands will be available in Target's physical stores, more Apple Watch variants will be available on Target.com, CNN reports. more >>
The Patreon crowdfunding site has fallen victim to a recent hack in which almost 14 GB of user data were dumped online by the hackers.
In the said data dump, hackers have publicized Patreon user information including passwords, source code, and donation records acquired from the hack. A security researcher who inspected the dumped data said it most likely came from Patreon and that the breach could be wider than they thought, according to Ars Technica.
On Wednesday, Patreon chief Jack Conte confirmed that hackers have breached its servers and stole user data. The hack and data dump suggest that Patreon's security features are not sufficient to protect user data. However, social security numbers, tax forms, and credit card information of users have remained safe because they were not stored on the site's servers, NYC Today reports. more >>
The Pirate Bay (TPB) is now back online after the site went down for last week due to "database maintenance."
The most recent outage forced users to use alternative torrent sites like Kickass Torrents and Extratorrent. Since April this year, The Pirate Bay has already gone down a total of eight times, according to the Venture Capital Post.
Tracking site CurrentlyDown.com said The Pirate Bay outage has not been reported in other countries. But there are some site visitors who complained that the torrent site only displayed a notice bearing the words: "Database maintenance, please check back in 10 minutes," Yibada reports. more >>
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is officially available for Nexus devices other than the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.
Google has begun rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow as an update for older Nexus devices. The latest Android mobile operating system comes preinstalled in Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, according to IBN Live.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is packed with a lot of new features including improved battery efficiency and Now on Tap that displays relevant information to help users tick off more tasks from their to-do list. Another new feature is the Doze that helps the device save battery by switching to hibernate mode when it detects that the phone is idle, the report details. more >>
The Stagefright bug has returned to render over a billion Android devices vulnerable to hacks, Zimperium discovered.
Stagefright is a bug that could use a vulnerability to get access to an Android device with just a simple message. While Zimperium zLabs security researchers first discovered the bug in July, they have once again encountered it recently, according to The Indian Express.
After the first discovery of Stagefright, Google released a series of patches to fix the vulnerability. However, Zimperium researchers have found out that Stagefright is back and the bugs can give hackers access to Android devices by tricking users into clicking a website link. But the website contains malicious multimedia file, like an mp3 or mp4 file, which could allow hackers to enter the device, the report details. more >>